Riding your bike is good for your health, the environment, and of COURSE, your wallet.

And in case you didn’t know, you’re good to go on Port Authority’s bike-friendly vehicles. You can take your two-wheeled non-motorized bike with you at no extra cost when riding Port Authority buses, the T and the Mon Incline. So you can pedal as far as you want to work, school or the trail and ride the rest of the way.

Thanks to a grant from The Richard King Mellon Foundation, all Port Authority buses are now equipped with front-mounted bike racks. Each rack can hold two bicycles. The racks can accommodate two-wheeled bicycles with a wheel size of 16 inches or greater. Motorized, tandem and recumbent bikes are not permitted. Riders with folding bikes should place their bikes in the rack.

Keep these simple steps in mind when using a bus-mounted bike rack:

  • Stand by your bike at the bus stop so the bus operator knows you intend to board.
  • Tell the bus operator you’ll be loading your bike.
  • Remove loose items from your bike such as water bottles, pumps, bags, etc.
  • Load and unload your bike from the curb or in front of the bus.
  • Place the wheels in the proper slots, which are labeled for your convenience.
  • Raise and secure the support arm over the top of the tire. Your bike is now secured and you may board the bus.
  • As you approach your stop, tell the bus operator you’ll be unloading your bike.
  • Remember, you are responsible for your bike. The vehicle operator is not permitted to help you load or unload your bike.

When accessing a busway stop, please walk your bike to the station. Riding your bike on a Port Authority busway is prohibited.

Need more information? Visit PortAuthority.org to view a bike rack how-to video, or call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 (TTY: 412-231-7007).

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